Did you know hearing loss affects one in three people age 65 and older? Severe hearing loss can lead to feelings of social isolation and withdrawal due to not being able to communicate effectively. Why live with hearing loss when you don’t have to?
Medicare is a large and potentially overwhelming topic for everyone, and can be especially confusing for the people approaching 65 years old. Limited computer knowledge and low health literacy can factor into the confusion surrounding the vast maze of benefits that is Medicare.
Have you ever been recommended a product to help keep you mobile or reduce fall risk? Customer reviews and star ratings are essential tools to making educated decisions on what product is right for you or a loved one. We've gone one step further and asked Eskaton residents which smart phone applications and mobility devices they prefer. Check out this list.
As you grow older, you begin to reevaluate your life. Have you ever wondered if it’s time to downsize? How do you know when you should do this? If you're approaching retirement age, there are ways to tell it's time to downsize.
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You grew up with 'mother knows best'. Now the role has reversed and you will now have to play the role of caregiver. When you begin noticing your senior parent is having difficulty living on their own, it might be time for you to suggest they move into an assisted living community, but what if they refuse?
If you are at a point in your life where you are considering moving into a senior living community, you have a lot of options. Deciding factors in your selection may be based on the quality of service you need, amenities you desire, and an affordable monthly rate. How much you pay each month will depend on the size of the apartment, the services you require, and the community itself. To help you find the right budget and price range on the community you choose, here are some tips.
You have done your research and found the perfect senior living community of your choice. Don't delay moving in. There are so many things for you to do and such a vibrant lifestyle you can live in senior communities today, there is no need to wait to move in. In fact, if you spoke to some of the residents that already live in these communities, they will tell you they wish they had moved in sooner.
If you are an older adult who is living far away from your family, it can be difficult to stay connected with them. The good news is we now have the internet. We didn't have the internet many decades ago and you had to rely on airplanes and long car rides to see your loved ones. These days, the internet provides an abundance of opportunities to stay connected and in close contact with your family when they live at a distance.
Start today improving your balance and reducing your fall risk. Here are 10 easy moves for a healthy stance.
Independent living community brochures provide brief snippets of information. Most of them are designed to offer the best possible image of the community, its residents, its amenities, and its workers. While they can provide an enticing image of what life is like within the community, there is a lot you cannot learn from a brochure, including the things listed below.